Thanksgiving preparations are underway by headlamp and oil lamp. The crew is excited to strap on their bibs and celebrate our mountain family Thanksgiving. Today is a good day for the tryptophan comma that always comes after this meal. It is currently raining and windy. The high yesterday was 39 with a low of 35. The ice is melting and the reports we have received say that Rainbow, Bullhead, and Alum are all passable. Ice traction is not necessary on these trails.
Chris and I awoke at 4 this morning to make sure the turkey was in the oven. Chris brined it using kosher salt, thyme, and parsley. It always turns out magnificent. I am showing Nicolette the way as far as Mountain Thanksgiving is concerned. This year we have a south meets north theme. I was raised on cornbread dressing and Nicholette we raised on stuffing. We decided to prepare both so no one felt left out. We have prepared the cranberry sauce and squash casserole. There are a couple of pumpkin butterscotch cheesecakes to top it all off. I think this crew will take this memory with them for the rest of their lives. This meal is the one meal that old crew always refer to fondly. There will be a tear in my eye as we sit down and give our thanks. I am so thankful for the past twelve years and the amazing people I have been able to add to my list of family. Life is good.
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